MINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Vikings traded wide receiver Percy Harvin to the Seattle Seahawks for draft picks, according to Foxsports.com and other news media.
Seattle will send its first-round selection, 25th overall, in next month’s draft, and its seventh-round pick this year and a third-round selection in 2014 to Minnesota to complete the trade, which won’t be official until the league’s new year begins at 4 p.m. today and Harvin passes a physical.
Harvin had 62 catches for 677 yards and three touchdowns last season before suffering a sprained left ankle Nov. 4 in a game at Seattle. He was placed on injured reserve a month later, abruptly ending his season. He led the NFL in total yards, including rushing, receiving and returning, at the time of his injury.
One of his kick returns was a 105-yard touchdown in a victory over the Lions at Ford Field.
Harvin, 24, will give second-year quarterback Russell Wilson a dynamic target. His departure from Minnesota greatly disappointed running back Adrian Peterson, who tweeted: “The best all around player I ever seen or you’ll ever see! Goes to Seattle! I feel like I just got kicked in the stomach. Several times!!!”
Harvin will be entering the fifth and final season of his rookie contract with a $2.9-million salary.